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Ubuntu used to support multiseat (that is multiple monitors, multiple keyboards and mice, all hanging off a single computer) pretty well once upon a time. Support wasn't an official feature but gdm and xorg both worked.

These days, gdm doesn't appear support it and while you can downgrade to gdm v2.20, that introduces new issues for me.

Is there any other way to get a viable multiseat system up and running?

Bonus points for anybody who can tell me if it's possible to have twinview working at one of the seats.

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You can try: http://multiseatonlinux.blogspot.com/2010/06/part-1-setting-up-base.html

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nice googling :P I am sure he has read that post, I believe he started the post that lead to that link. –  myusuf3 Aug 6 '10 at 14:50
Nope, Saw on the forums and he didn't start the tread or didn't reply so he most probably didn't see it (Until now) –  Micheal Harker Aug 6 '10 at 15:00
TBH, I also dont know why this is voted negative. It is the only answer here and It also tells you what to do. –  Micheal Harker Aug 6 '10 at 16:54
@MichealH nevermind the down vote and keep up the good work. –  Li Lo Aug 6 '10 at 17:24
Downvote wasn't from me in case you're wondering. Here's my +1 to prove it. I'm leaving this open to see if there are any cleaner ways of doing this that don't involve going static on gdm+consolekit. –  Oli Aug 6 '10 at 22:31

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